Sisley So Curel Mascara review

Sisley is one of those brands you can’t help but adore. They’re unapologetically luxurious, and they produce both makeup and beauty products which have to be tried to be believed. Their face creams are among my holy grail items, and their Phyto Lip Twist hasn’t left my handbag since I received it! So, you can imagine how keen I was when I heard that they were releasing a brand new mascara – the So Curl.

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Packaged is a super chic, glossy black tube, Sisley’s So Curl promises to provide lashes with curl and instant volume as well as really caring for lashes. Unlike most mascaras, which just promise incredible definition until it comes time to cleanse, with continued wear, Sisley’s offering makes eyelashes appear thicker and fuller, appear stronger and more beautiful thanks to the inclusion of incredible ingredients such as Pro-vitamin B5, Rice Phytoceramides, Castor Oil, and Passionflower extract.

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It’s this attention to detail in the formula which really sets Sisley apart from it’s competitors. The mascara isn’t just amazing for making lashes look seriously great, but it’s almost like a beauty treat for them too! I have to say, I haven’t so much as looked at another mascara since this one arrived as it does everything and more than you can imagine!

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The So Curl mascara makes lashes look super black, and incredibly long and full. I don’t even need to look at my eyelash curlers, the So Curl gives them the perfect amount of definition and curl too! As you can probably tell, I’m absolutely in love with Sisley’s newest product! It’s a real Holy Grail product, and it comes in three colours (black, brown, and navy) so if you’re looking for a little eye-update, run, don’t walk to your nearest Sisley counter!

Sisley So Curl Mascara is priced at  and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne

When it comes to fragrance, I’m something of a creature of habit. Even though I have a box stuffed full with the most gorgeous scents, I tend to rotate through the same through on a daily basis. One which has been a mainstay and a definite most-reached for has been Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom, which has to be up there among my favourite-ever perfumes. So, when I felt the need to change up my scents again I hot footed it to my nearest Jo Malone counters.

Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne 1Even though I went in the hopes of finding something that was brand new, I ended up opting for one of the brand’s most iconic scents – the Grapefruit Cologne. It’s been one of those things I’ve wanted to try for what feels like forever, and now, just t the start of summer, it feels completely right! What I love about it, is how very clean it feels. At first, the cologne smells of grapefruit and orange. It’s zesty and fresh, and it feels like I’ve just stepped out of a citrus grove.

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Somewhat surprisingly for a citrus-based scent, Jo Malone’s Grapefruit Cologne is quite a complex one. As the cologne warms on the skin, subtle herbal notes of rosemary and mint become more obvious, and there is a touch of jasmine which gives the cologne a luxurious, almost soapy feel. It also wears beautifully well, as it dries down to the base notes of Oakmoss and Vetivert give a green, almost green base which feels beautifully unisex. I’ve become absolutely obsessed with the Grapefruit Cologne. It’s the perfume equivalent of a crisp white shirt, and I can’t wait to wear it throughout the summer!

Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne is priced from £42 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Kiehl's Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask

I hope the weather has been as good with you as it has been up in Edinburgh. It’s been glorious here for the past week, and it finally feels like Spring has sprung! This means that my make up taken a decidedly lighter turn, and I’ve been loving wearing a light base with a really glowy feel. As much as I love a good highlighter, the main part of the look is having super clear skin.

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To achieve this, I’ve been reaching for Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask. It’s a new release from the brand, which promises that the mask is an instant facial. It’s the perfect solution if your skin has been feeling a little blah, or you want some extra radiance. Personally, I love it because it feels like real multi-tasking product that you can just pop on, relax for twenty minutes then rinse off, then you’re free to enjoy super soft, clear and radiant skin.

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I’ve seen a tonne of turmeric mask ideas on Pinterest, as it’s been known to be great for skin for generations, so Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is definitely the easiest way to try it out! I’ve been applying the mask twice a week to freshly cleansed skin. At first, there is a menthol-freshness that feels both tingly and cooling on the skin, and as you rub it in, the formula’s cranberry seeds provide a gentle amount of exfoliation. Then I leave it to harden slightly for 20-30 minutes. I have to say, it’s a hilarious yellow colour, which does tend to stain white towels, but apart from that, the mask is pretty much flawless. After washing off, my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth and it looks like I really have treated myself to a pricey spa treatment. The fact that I can slap a little on whenever my skin is feeling a little blah feels like such a treat!

Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Mask is priced at £28.00and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara

If there is one feature that can change your entire look, it’s your brows. I know that everyone (including myself) has gone a little brow crazy, and it ok, especially when brands like Maybelline are bringing out some serious game changers!

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I’ve gone on about Maybelline’s Brow Drama Pomade Crayons already (you can read about them here) and I’ve been using them every morning without fail, so when I stumbled across the matching Brow Mascara, I got more than a little excited! I’ve used brow gels and mascaras for years, but none of them have looked quite like this one!

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There are three shades plus a transparent option to choose from (five in the US) and they all correspond with the shades that the Pomade Crayons come in. As a blonde, I assumed I would rely on the lightest shade (Deep Blonde) would be my go-to, but I’ve actually been reaching for Medium Brown which is one shade darker. After filling in my brows with the Pomade Crayon, I sweep the mascara brush upwards through my brows. It gives just enough colour to leave brows looking polished and groomed without straying into the rather scary Scouse-Brow territory. Instead, my brows just look nice and full, and most importantly natural!

Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara is priced at £4.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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Real Techniques is one of those brands that I hadn’t really tried out until relatively recently, but I’m now somewhat obsessed by! If you’ve not come across them yet, head over to your nearest Boots or Superdrug, who will undoubtably have some and you can start your collection too! They’re the brainchild of top beauty bloggers Pixiwoo (otherwise known as Samantha and Nicole Chapman) and it’s not an understatement to say that over the past few years, they’ve really taken the world by storm!

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Slowly but surely I’ve been creating something of a collection, so when I saw the Cheek & Lip kit I couldn’t resist. Consisting of a big fluffy powder brush, a contour brush and dinky lip brush, the trio is a real workhorse which you can reach for every morning.

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The Cheek Brush is an exclusive addition to the set, and it’s the thing that your brush-dreams are made of! First off, the size is absolutely perfect if you like to sweep your bronzer or blush on. The bristles feel super soft, and fan out to effortlessly apply bronzers and blushes in a believable wash of colour. I’ve been using the brush for bronzer application (so not just on my cheeks) and I’ve really fallen in love. It doesn’t shed bristles and it’s so comfortable to use. The kit is worth it’s weight in gold for this brush alone!

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The contour brush is probably the one I was most excited to try from the kit. I’ve not had a dedicated contour brush before, so the idea itself feels novel, and Real Techniques makes my most-used highlight brush, so I had super high expectations. The contour brush is a duo-fibre one, so the base of the brush is made from shorter, more densely packed bristles, whilst it ends in longer, super soft fibres. The brush makes contouring ridiculously easy, I swirl the brush in my contouring shade, apply a little under my cheekbones, around my chin and a little to my temples and around my hairline and I’m good to go. The brush leaves a soft, almost airbrushed effect which looks super natural. You’re not left with a dirty looking smudge, instead, it’s just a pretty and believable amount of definition.

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Last up is the lip brush, which, if you’re loving a defined, matte lip this season, it’s your must-have tool. The fibres of the brush are pleasingly firm, allowing you to easily control your lip colour, it’s absolutely invaluable for creating a perfect statement lip.

The Real Technique Cheek & Lip Set is priced at £19.99 and is available here.

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